Retrogrades aren’t all that bad. Sure, we might have to deal with interrupted travel plans, issues with technology, and communication breakdowns (Mercury rules these parts of our lives), but these trials are largely superficial. It’s when we learn to move past them that we are able to see the bigger picture.
Mercury retrograde in Aquarius — that’s where it’s at — pushes the boundaries of anything left unfinished in your life, especially anything concerning groups of people and networking. Considering the concurrent full Moon in crabby Cancer, however, you may find that the boundaries you are trying to push are bound up with emotional complexities. Something tells me that, this week, investigating your feelings will have a lot to do with looking closely at your relationships.
When it comes to any challenges you face during this retrograde plus lunation, prioritize an Aquarian rationality while also allowing yourself to get real about how and what you feel.
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
This week’s full Moon might make you moody and short-tempered. Instead of letting everything get to you, find a chance to get away from everything, even briefly.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
The full Moon increases your neediness this week, and it won’t be bonbons that you get for it. That said, feel free to eat your feelings to get by.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Things are clearer under the light of this full Moon. Being in touch with your feelings helps you make rational decisions, if you can just keep your emotions in check.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
With the full Moon, you may be feeling a lack of harmony between your personal and professional lives. Don’t forget that finding balance is the true measure of your success.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
This week’s full Moon affects your mood, which, in turn, might muck up your most intimate relationships. Balance emotions with reason to get you through it.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Your rationality benefits from your feelings under the light of this full Moon. Let it help you elucidate your process without clouding it with emotions.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Moody is your mot du jour under this full Moon. Any tensions in relationships should be worked on later. In the meantime, let yourself turn to a little shop therapy.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
It’s the little things this week that will get to you, thanks to this full Moon. Instead of getting irritated, let off steam by taking some alone time.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
This week’s full Moon puts you in a good mood. Take those good feelings and share them with everyone … just beware the old adage in vino veritas.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
For you, this week’s full Moon means you’ve got the patience and fortitude to handle difficulties. Let your common sense guide you and share some with others.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
This week’s full Moon gives you a shoulder that everyone wants to cry on. Lean in and allow your sensitive side to support them. You may be surprised by the strength you have there.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
The full Moon gives you good feelings and your mission is to put them to work. Uplifting others can bring you joy; just don’t get so high on it that you float away.